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A Place in the Sun (1951)
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Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters

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A Place in the Sun DVD - Just The Good Stuff A Place in the Sun ranked # 92 on the American Film Institute's Top 100 American Films list.

A Place in the Sun is a 1951 film which tells the story of a working class young man who is entangled with two women, one who works in his wealthy uncle's factory and the other a beautiful socialite.

It stars Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere, Keefe Brasselle and Raymond Burr.

The film is best known for the celebrated dance scene between Clift and Taylor, shot in extreme closeup by director George Stevens.

The movie was adapted by Harry Brown and Michael Wilson from the novel An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser and the adapted play by Patrick Kearney. It was directed by George Stevens.

The film has been deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Academy Awards
  • Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (William C. Mellor)
  • Best Costume Design, Black-and-White (Edith Head)
  • Best Director (George Stevens)
  • Best Film Editing (William Hornbeck)
  • Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (Franz Waxman)
  • Best Writing, Screenplay (Michael Wilson and Harry Brown)
  • Academy Award nominations
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Montgomery Clift)
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role (Shelley Winters)
  • Best Picture




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